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Dreams of Competing Nationally Draw Moore to Adelphi

By Lilyen McCarthy

Track and field team member Kyria Moore threw a new personal best of 59.24 meters in the College Women’s Hammer Throw at the Penn Relays on April 27. With this new personal best, the graduate transfer from Stony Brook University also broke the school record and placed second.

Moore said she has dreamed of competing nationally for a long time and feels blessed to have an opportunity to do that multiple times this year.

Moore, a graduate student, has expressed that the ultimate goal is to play in the NCAA DII Outdoor Championship. Photo by AU Athletics

“I have trusted in the work that was done all season and stayed confident in my abilities while focusing and staying relaxed to achieve the results I want,” said the childhood special education major.

The graduate student started throwing in middle school after not succeeding in hurdles and choosing shotput instead. She completed her undergraduate collegiate career at Stony Brook while pursuing a journalism and digital arts degree.

Moore credits her faith and coaches for her success. Photo by AU Athletics

Moore has been making a name for herself not only at Adelphi, but in Division II as a whole. She has accumulated multiple Northeast-10 Field Athlete of the Week awards, First Team All-American and East Region Indoor Field Athlete of the Year. At the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championship, she placed second overall.

She has high hopes for the rest of the season.

“I am working on building on the foundation and strength I have and putting it all together to become a national champion,” Moore said.

The ultimate goal is the NCAA DII Outdoor Championships hosted by Colorado State University-Pueblo at the end of May.

“I always attribute all my success to my faith and trust in God,” she said. “Another major factor in my success is definitely credited to my coaches. They have put countless time and effort into making me the thrower I am today.”

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